Federal Labor should block SA nukes

Following the Citizen Jury’s resounding rejection of the proposed nuclear waste dump in South Australia, the Federal Labor Party should reaffirm their opposition to the importation of nuclear waste and block this farcical process once and for all, the Australian Greens have said.

“The people of South Australia don’t want this dump and the Labor Party need to recognise that,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“As South Australian MPs, we all have a duty to stand up for our state.”

According to Labor’s own National Platform they will;

  • Prohibit the establishment of nuclear power plants and all other stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Australia
  • Remain strongly opposed to the importation and storage of nuclear waste that is sourced from overseas in Australia.

“Labor needs to grow a backbone and actually stand for something,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

“Considering that any nuclear dump in South Australia would need Federal laws to be changed, this proposal should be dead in the water.

“When it comes to the international dump it’s clear that the people don’t want it, the Labor Party is split on it and the whole thing should be put to bed, once and for all.”

 

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